Golf Outing Update – Phase 3
Updated July 10, 2020
We hope that you, your family, and friends are remaining safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. We have had many discussions regarding how we will be holding our outings this year and want you all to know that this has taken a lot of thought. We have outlined how we will be handling the outings below. Please know that we appreciate your continued support through these times and we especially appreciate your understanding on how outings will be run this year at our course.
Unfortunately, the Phase 3 restrictions are far stricter than anticipated. We want everyone to have the fun time they have come to expect at Southers Marsh and we don’t feel we can provide that experience under the current rules. We understand that many golf courses will not be following the rules – we will be following them.
Phase 3 Guidelines from the State – While shotguns are technically allowed, we can only allow groups of 25 inside or a maximum of 25% of our listed capacity in the entire facility. For us this is 45 people, including staff. Bars must remain closed, so drinks can only be served at your table. This makes it impossible to conduct a golf tournament as people are accustomed to. Bars will remain closed until Phase 4 (vaccine) which we expect will not be in 2020.
2020 Golf Outing Policies at Southers Marsh
We expect most of our tournaments to cancel their 2020 events under these guidelines. We are deeply sorry about this, but we hope to put the pandemic behind us as soon as possible and come back better than ever for 2021.
- Shotguns will occur only for a maximum of 24 players and will tee off at 8 AM.
- The bar will be closed, but you may get served at your table.
- If an outing consists of more than 24 golfers, you must assign your golfers tee times. Food service will be box lunches only, and the expectation is that golfers leave the course when they are finished to allow golfers coming off the course access to the deck or dining room. At no time can we have more than 40 people from the outing in and around the clubhouse, including volunteers.
- We only have 50 golf carts so there may not be enough carts for everyone. We are encouraging organizers to pair golfers who can ride together or have people walk if they are able. Cart rentals for single rider carts are cost prohibitive unfortunately.
We know this was not the news you hoping to hear. We are trying to do the best we can, and we wish you all the best.
Big Will, Willie, Tanya, JD, and the rest of the Southers Marsh Team